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ANA Inspiration

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Established  1972, 45 years ago
Month played  March–April
Tour  LPGA
Par  72
Format  Stroke play - 72 holes
Length  6,161 m
Phone  +1 760-324-4546
Prize fund  2.7 million USD
ANA Inspiration
Location  Rancho Mirage, California
Course(s)  Mission Hills Country Club Dinah Shore Tourn. Course
Organized by  IMG / All Nippon Airways
Address  34600 Mission Hills Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, USA
Similar  Mission Hills Country, Gary Player Signature, Rancho Mirage Country, Mirage Real Estate, Sunrise Country Club

The ANA Inspiration (formerly known most recently as the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and still sometimes referred to as the Dinah Shore) is one of the five major championships of professional women's golf. An event of the LPGA Tour, it is held yearly at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.


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Founded in 1972 by entertainer Dinah Shore, the tournament has been classified as a major since 1983. Since its inception, it has been held annually at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, southeast of Palm Springs. It is first major of the year, usually played in late March or early April. The current title sponsor is All Nippon Airways. IMG manages and operates the event for ANA.

Tournament names through the years

  • 1972–80: Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle
  • 1981: Colgate-Dinah Shore
  • 1982: Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational
  • 1983–99: Nabisco Dinah Shore
  • 2000–01: Nabisco Championship
  • 2002–14: Kraft Nabisco Championship
  • 2015–present: ANA Inspiration
  • *The tournament is still sometimes called the Dinah Shore, even though Shore's name was removed from the tournament title in 2000. The winner's trophy bears Shore's name.

    "Poppie's Pond"

    Beginning in 1988, the tournament winner has celebrated her victory by jumping in the pond surrounding the 18th green. The pond is known as Champions Lake or "Poppie's Pond" as it was dubbed in 2006 honor of Terry Wilcox, the tournament director from 1994 through 2008; Wilcox is known as "Poppie" to his grandchildren. Amy Alcott started the practice in 1988 but it was not fully embraced until 1994, when Donna Andrews repeated the leap and it has since become a yearly tradition. One of the most memorable jumps was in 1991 after Alcott won for the third time and made the jump with then tournament host Dinah Shore. In 1998, winner Pat Hurst jumped in only up to her knees, as she could not swim.

    Lesbian tourist destination

    The tournament has become a popular tourist destination for some lesbians and bisexual women, drawing thousands of lesbian spectators each year to the golf events and associated parties. It has been referred to as "spring break for lesbians."

    Multiple champions

    This table lists the golfers who have won more than one Kraft Nabisco Championship as a major.

    Champions by nationality

    This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality as a major.


    ANA Inspiration Wikipedia

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